(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality of being clear and easy to perceive or understand: clarity, clearness, distinctness, limpidity, limpidness, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity, pellucidness, perspicuity, perspicuousness. See CLEAR. 2. Lack of ostentation or pretension: modesty, simpleness, simplicity, unassumingness, unostentatiousness, unpretentiousness. See PLAIN.

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